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Communists are intolerant and ruthless, often unscrupulous, but they are also zealous, brave, and willing to put up with hardship and abuse.

Many small towns are “backward” in a likable way, but I have never seen one so Norman-Rockwellish.

A farsighted policy might do more to stem the Communist tide than sending a few more plane-loads of napalm.

The atomic bomb represents a revolution in science. It calls for a comparable revolution in our thinking.

Democracy is dead in the United States. Yet there is still nothing to replace real democracy.

Innumerable precedents show that the consumer must be protected from his own indiscretion and vanity.

Spelman College girls are still “nice,” but not enough to keep them from walking up and down, carrying picket signs, in front of supermarkets in the heart of Atlanta.

The current crop of students has gone far to shake the label of apathy and conformity that had stuck through the 1950s.

To destroy a forest is an act of greater seriousness than we have yet grasped. But to destroy the earth itself is to destroy the possibility of recovery.

The law is meant to be my servant and not my master, still less my torturer and my murderer.

Blogs

Eric responds to his critics and reviews the best shows of the week in today's Altercation.

March 25, 2015

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March 21, 2015

"Everybody thought everybody was fooling everybody. And both of us were probably right to a certain extent, everybody was fooling each of us."

March 19, 2015

The Nation’s archives, Henry James wrote in our fiftieth anniversary issue, “compose the record of the general life of civilization.”

March 18, 2015

What Are ‘Nation’ Interns Reading the Week of 3/13/15?

March 13, 2015

The best TV shows, albums and concerts: it's all inside today's Altercation.

March 12, 2015

What Are ‘Nation’ Interns Reading the Week of 3/6/15?

March 6, 2015

What Are ‘Nation’ Interns Reading the Week of 2/27/15?

February 27, 2015

A win for the Edward Snowden documentary is a win for democracy.

February 23, 2015

For people who truly care about this issue, there's more to do than glory in Ms. Arquette's acceptance speech.

February 23, 2015